Nance Van Winckel’s most recent book is a memoir entitled Sister Zero (Slant Books, 2022).

She’s also the author of nine books of poetry, most recently The Many Beds of Martha Washington (Pacific Northwest Poetry Series, 2021); Our Foreigner, winner of the Pacific Coast Poetry Prize (Beyond Baroque Press, 2017); and Book of No Ledge (Pleiades Press Visual Poetry Series, 2016). Of her five books of fiction, Ever Yrs, a scrapbook novel (Twisted Road Publications, 2014), is her most recent. She is especially interested in combining text and visual art as well as all manner of hybrid forms.

Her author website is:; her visual poetry website is


MA - Creative Writing | University of Denver

BA | University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Wanjikū Wa Ngūgī

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Caleb Curtiss

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Adam McOmber

Faculty Co-chair, MFA in Writing [fiction/hybrid forms]; Editor in Chief, Hunger Mountain Review

Connie May Fowler

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]; Director, Novel Retreat

Ellen Lesser

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]; Director, Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Samuel Kọ́láwọlé

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]